Sentinel-2 delivers first images29 June 2015
Sentinel-2 delivers first images29 June 2015 Just four days after being lofted into orbit, Europe’s Sentinel-2A satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision’ that it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.
Sentinel-2A completes critical first days in space26 June 2015 Last night marked the end of Sentinel-2A's first three days in space, which saw teams on the ground working around the clock to ensure the spacecraft is ready for its 'colour vision' mission.
Second Copernicus environmental satellite safely in orbit23 June 2015 The ESA-developed Sentinel satellite – Sentinel-2A – was launched today, adding a high-resolution optical imaging capability to the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.
Magnetic complexity begins to untangle22 June 2015
Magnetic complexity begins to untangle22 June 2015 After a year in orbit, the three Swarm satellites have provided a first glimpse inside Earth and started to shed new light on the dynamics of the upper atmosphere – all the way from the ionosphere about 100 km above, through to the outer reaches of ou...
Sentinel-2 launch timeline19 June 2015
Sentinel-2 launch timeline19 June 2015 On 23 June, a Vega launcher will loft the first of ESA's dual Sentinel-2 satellites into orbit from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou. For the mission control team, liftoff will mark the end of many months of careful preparations and the start of the missi...
Sentinel-2A poised high17 June 2015
Sentinel-2A poised high17 June 2015 With less than a week to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme is now in position high up in the launch tower at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.